Sunday, June 17, 2007

summer reading

you'd think that after reading 17 books in four months last semester, i'd be burned out, but i'm a reader at heart. i can't help it. so i decided to make a summer reading list. for some reason i always have a feeling that i'm not well read in the classics so i started to browse Amazon's classic section. to my surprise, i've read a considerable amount of them so i guess i'm not the illiterate buffoon that i thought i was. anyhow, after the strenuous Spring semester, i thought i'd choose some easier tomes and mix it up a little. so here's what i'm reading. (it's on my sidebar, too.)

Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl (not a classic but something the English dep't at Tech recommended as the topic of discussion at the end of this month)

Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger (i'm not one of those die hard Salinger fans, but the last time i read Catcher in the Rye, i was a whole different person. so i'm giving him a day in court.)

The Woman in White
by Wilkie Collins (why i'd pick a Victorian novel is beyond me. maybe i was under the influence.)

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (one i've been meaning to read for quite some time)

The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama (i like to stay up on my politics, but seeing as how fifty billion people are vying for the presidency, i'm only focusing on the ones i think have a shot in hell.)

i've already read the first title on my list and am well into Salinger's. most of these are over 500 pages so i have my work cut out for me. i promise i'll be better about posting though. i know i've been sporadic as of late.


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